Are You Ready?! Another “AUTS” Contest!

I am a creature of habit. I can’t reach my arm two inches further in the opposite direction to throw these into the trash.

That being said, I’d like to share a picture with you all.

Test Strips


As many of you may already know – this picture is of a corner of my desk at work. As I’ve explained before, the trash can is simply too far away for me to throw these away on any regular basis. And with such a collection I simply had to run another contest.

I don’t discriminate between meters. If I have strips available for a particular meter, they will get used. You can see a One Touch Ultra Smart, a FreeStyle Flash, an Accu-Chek Compact, and there are two Accu-Chek Aviva’s you can’t see. I go through spurts where one type of strip will be better covered by insurance than the other. Being of limited financial resources, I have to go with what it cheapest. And yes, that actually is a bottle of Ketostix.

The foot? That’s my Kevin Garnett figure. I love that guy.

The Contest:

You know how it works – the first person to leave a comment in this post with the closest guess to the actual number of test strips will win a small “real world” prize!

Deadline is Sunday, December 10th, with the winner being announced on Monday the 11th. I must also have some way to e-mail you – no “anonymous” winners.

Game on!

And yes, Julia, I know. I just can’t help it.

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45 thoughts on “Are You Ready?! Another “AUTS” Contest!

  1. scott I am the same way. Just ask my mother angie. I never throw my strips out until they start to fall out on there own.

  2. The 10th is still a long way off! This is quite a lesson in patience 🙂

    I started a blog the other day too. Check it out when you have time. I added your site to my blog roll. Have a great day!

  3. Hey Scott – Is this just the closest guess to the number of strips or is it closest guess without going over like on The Price is Right? My guess is 499.

  4. My guess: 363. Larry Bird, eleven times.

    You’re like a Strip Squirrel, saving all those strips!

    Hmmm … out of context, that reads horrendously.

  5. 617…… thats a big pile of @$##% strips. My son doesn’t keep his test strips but he wipes his finger on the same spot inside his case(GROSS),big huge spot of dried gunky blood. I just keep telling everyone that i have DNA if its ever needed.

  6. Tempting Bethany – I’ll give it some thought. I’ll probably let it run a little longer, but maybe not as long as 12/10.

    Good stuff folks!!

  7. i think you should make the contest end ealier 😀 ooo i’m so impatient … no seriously – look scott you have 28 posts already i think we should end it early … how about today??? 😀 hahahaha you love it don’t you? <3

  8. Hey Scott!

    Being a type 1 diabetic, I find it funny how much i can relate to that pile of test strips!

    I’m guessing 267.


  9. That is correct – we’re not talking about any unused strips in the bottles. Strictly used test strips in the pile.

    Good question though!!

  10. 188

    (That is one of two buses I get to work. The other has the route number 10, and I’m guessing there are a lot more than 10 strips there! 😉